- Microgreens Benefits
- Where to Buy
Beyond being packed with super amounts of flavor, microgreens are full of tons of nutrition! From vitamins and micronutrients to fiber and antioxidants, they pack a super-powerful nutrition punch in just a tiny handful! These are superfoods and provide much more nutrition function than just the flavor chefs have grown to love!
Microgreens are the seedlings of edible plants that are picked within 7-14 days post-planting, usually immediately upon germination. These little baby plants are packed with nutrients with one goal in mind: to grow into maturity with large leaves, root systems, and strong stems. Because they never reach maturity, microgreens can contain from 4 to 40 times more nutrients than the mature plants they were meant to grow into. Eat spinach leaves? Microgreens have 2-3.5 times more nutrients than mature spinach leaves! Try microgreens in your next salad in place of spinach!
Essentially, microgreens are little micronutrient powerhouses in tiny plant form!
Microgreens contain high levels of vitamins, nutrients, and fiber. The vitamin content and concentrations differ by variety of microgreen. Infinite Harvest grows and sells a variety of microgreens. Each can offer a robust serving of nutrients to achieve health goals while packing flavor in each bite!
Overall, microgreens are good sources of protein and dietary fiber. They are excellent sources of Vitamin C, Vitamin E, and beta-carotene (pro-vitamin A). Additionally, microgreens have consistently larger quantities of Potassium, Phosphorus, Manganese, Magnesium, Zinc, Iron, Calcium, and Copper than their mature counterparts.
Infinite Harvest has a huge variety of microgreens – which means a huge variety of flavors—and nutrition!
These are the superpower houses of the microgreen world! They are a rich source of vitamin A and Vitamin C. 1 cup of radish microgreens is equal to about 19 cups of full-grown radishes!
Eating bananas for potassium? Wasabi microgreens have so much potassium in those little leaves, they are flavorful little potassium packages! For 2 cups of wasabi microgreens, you are getting more potassium than 1 large banana!
Borage is another contender in potassium! These microgreens have 470 mg of potassium for 2 cups! But what’s more, they are a good source of Iron, and meet 140% of your daily value for Vitamin A!
Peas are naturally high in protein and pea tendrils are no different. Beyond protein, 1 cup achieves 10% of your daily value of iron and has more vitamin C than ½ cup of strawberries!
Have you heard that broccoli is good for anti-cancer? Actually, any of the cruciferous vegetables are touted for their anti-cancer properties. These particular plants contain the compound known as sulforaphane, which gives the cruciferous veggies their health power! This compound is found in microgreens 10 to 100 times more than adult watercress plants!
Generally eaten raw, Infinite Harvest microgreens are all grown hydroponically and produced from non-GMO seeds.
Microgreens are a great way to quickly add extra texture and style to any recipe. But they also elevate the flavor and color of many different types of dishes! To boost the flavor and nutrition, just grab a pinch or handful to take your recipe over the top!
Or take a look at our collection of microgreen recipes.